Last month I made these custom candle holders for the new Locanda Restaurant on Valencia Street in San Francisco. This month they opened and it is so exciting to see them on the tables!
See the process here. And check out the restaurant if you get a chance, delicious!
The process started out with cutting up anchovy cans from Locanda's sister restaurant, Delfina.
Then to the drilling holes for the light to come through (16 hand drilled and deburred holes in each)...bending into the round (more like an oval to account for the next step)...riveting the seams...then really rounding out with a hammer and metal stakes (my buddy Reed really worked it here, thank you Reed).
The last steps seemed to take forever, cutting down the original lids and tension fitting them into the bottoms, each one was custom fit!
And then meticulously adding the smallest bead of JB Weld with then end of a toothpick (and lots of ventilation) to seal it up.
Done and delivered!
And there you have 40 candle holders filling up a lovely and bustling new restaurant in the heart of the Mission on Valencia Street.
Here are some more pictures from the amazing meal my sister and I shared at Locanda.